Marriotts Falls - Tyenna
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The Marriott Falls State Reserve is worth a visit year-round. Marriotts Falls are most spectacular during winter and spring after heavy rainfall. The falls are still a hidden gem and not overrun like the nearby Russel Falls in the Mount Field National Park.
The trail is in good conditions, created in 1996 by young people of the Derwent Valley. The hike takes maximum an hour especially in the wetter season the path is slippery and muddy.
Follow the trail along Tyenna river through immense swamp gums and dense forest. After 15 to 20 minutes the hike leads to the left to grass plains which were covered with rainforest in the past but unfortunately, it got deforested. Follow the metal poles until you enter the rainforest again.
From now on the trail can be slippery and muddy. Soon you already hear the sound of the waterfall. We came here in November, and the falls were immense and powerful. To get closer to the falls you need to climb over tree trunks which may be wet and slippery due to the spray.
The Marriott Falls is one of the most beautiful and stunning waterfalls of Tassie which you should not miss.
The car park of the falls is just a twenty minutes drive from Mount Field N.P. entrance. ‘The last 500 meters are gravel, but a 4 WD is not necessary. It’s a small car park and mostly empty.
Tip: Stay in Maydena and visit Junee Cave nearby and of course the Mount Field National Park.